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Romantic Poems for your Wedding Ceremony

A lot of couples like to include poems or readings in their service, whether a Religious Ceremony, Civil Ceremony or Blessing, it is always a lovely way to add extra romance to your day. Some choose personalised poems about the couple whereas others choose famous authors to quote which have a significant and memorable meaning to the couple.

Romantic Poems for your Wedding Ceremony

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Authors Bio: Vivienne May Weddings was founded and created by Kerrie May. With over 8 years of experience in the luxury wedding & event industry, Kerrie has worked at some of the UK’s most iconic venues alongside a selection of renowned industry professionals and worked with a selection of high-net worth couples.

Kerrie is a UK Wedding Planner and has a distinctive reputation amongst her fellow luxury wedding professionals. Her wealth of experience, industry knowledge and unrivalled passion for bringing her clients vision to life is what drives her to plan impeccably designed, style-led and perfectly co-ordinated weddings, with romance at it’s heart.


Here’s some of my favourite romantic poems for you to have a read through…

I Belong in your Arms – Deborah Bridea

I belong in your arms

Finally, I have found a place

Into which I fit Perfectly, Safely

And securely with no doubts,

No fears, No sadness, No tears.

This place is filled with happiness and laughter

Yet it is spacious enough, to allow me

The freedom to move around,

To live my life and be myself.

This wonderful place, which I never believed really existed,

I have found Finally

Inside your arms, Inside your heart, inside your love.

Romantic Poems for your Wedding Ceremony

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With you in my Heart – Mick Jennings

With you in my heart, my life is complete,

You’re the air that I breathe and the food that I eat.

You are my soul mate, the beat in my heart,

It feels like a year each second we’re apart.

With you in my heart I’m walking on air,

I can imagine your perfume and the touch of your hair.

Your beautiful eyes, so kind and so green,

The loveliest sight I ever have seen.

With you in my heart, I am brim full of pride,

It’s as though i can achieve anything with you by my side.

You’re my rock, you’re my angel, my one true love,

You’re my present from heaven, my gift from above.

With you in my heart, I love you so much,

How caring you are, my soul you do touch.

You’re a beautiful princess, a pleasure to know,

My love for you just continues to grow.

With you in my heart, I’m the happiest man on earth,

I feel God has planned this since the day of my birth.

I could never love anyone the way I love you,

I hope and I pray that you feel the same way too.

With you in my heart, through the good and the bad,

I’ll be there when you need me, when you’re hurting or sad.

In fact I’ll be there for you any night, any day,

Whenever you need me, you just have to say.

With you in my heart, it really makes my day,

With the things that you do and the things that you say.

You and Eva deserve happiness and I will ensure,

From now, only good times come knocking at your door.

With you in my heart, I hope it feels good,

And that I am caring for you the way that I should.

I will always be happy, just by the love that you give,

I will protect you and love you for as long as I live.

The First Time – Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre)

I have for the first time found what I can truly love

I have found you. You are my sympathy - my better self - my good angel

I am bound to you with a strong attachment.

I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wraps my existence about you and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.

It was because I felt and knew this, that I resolved to marry you.

Romantic Poems for your Wedding Ceremony

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The Future – Emma Salmon

In my future I see you and me,

And a house and garden filled with trees.

I see dinner parties surrounded by friends,

And a vegetable patch we love to tend.

I see cosy nights in front of the fire,

And a four-poster bed for when we tire.

I see our kitchen which will be the heart of the home,

And a Victorian bath brimming with foam.

I see muddy wellies by the front door,

And the kids eating cookies and asking for more.

I see nights in the garden camping under the stars,

And shelves full of mismatching local jam jars.

I see family picnics outside with the dog,

And a little blue shed containing the logs.

I see us sat by the window watching the snow,

And reading the papers and learning to grow.

I see pictures of family in quirky frames,

And letters on the kids’ doors spelling out their names.

I see laughter, pain, kisses and tears,

And helping each other to confront our fears.

I see you as my friend and also my lover,

Your confidant and your children’s mother.

I see a wonderful future for you and I,

And it’s cloaked in love until we die.

Romantic Poems for your Wedding Ceremony

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I Will be Here – Steven Curtis Chapman

If in the morning when you wake, if the sun does not appear, I will be here.

If in the dark we lose sight of love, hold my hand and have no fear, I will be here.

I will be here, when you feel like being quiet, when you need to speak your mind I will listen.

Through the winning, losing, and trying we’ll be together, and I will be here.

If in the morning when you wake, if the future is unclear, I will be here.

As sure as seasons were made for change, our lifetimes were made for years, I will be here.

I will be here, and you can cry on my shoulder, when the mirror tells us we’re older.

I will hold you, to watch you grow in beauty, and tell you all the things you are to me.

We’ll be together and I will be here. I will be true to the promises I’ve made, to you and to the one who gave you to me.

I will be here.

But remember: check with your Priest/Registrar etc. if your chosen poems are allowed as there are restrictions on what can be used depending on which type of ceremony you host.

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